Email: hazel.lodevicotoo@Patch.com Phone: 909-282-8399
Hometown: Riverside, Calif. (now San Dimas, Calif.)
Birthday: May 6
Bio: Hazel Lodevico-To'o is a writer, editor, foodie fanatic, world traveler, book nerd, lover of arts and culture and editor of your Glendora Patch. Since being Filipino-American with a Chinese/Samoan-American husband makes for an interesting last name, you can just call her Hazel.
Hazel graduated from Humboldt State University in 2003 with a bachelor's degree in journalism and has since written for a number of newspapers and magazines, including the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the OC Register. She was the news editor of the Apache Junction/Gold Canyon Independent in Arizona and the managing editor of Thirteen Minutes, an Asian American fashion and lifestyle magazine. In 2009, she earned her master's degree in mass communications and journalism from Cal State Fullerton. She is also a member of the Asian American Journalism Association and Society of Professional Journalists.
Now her journalism career brings her to Glendora, Calif. and she is thrilled to work with the community of Glendora as their Patch editor!
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Politics: Growing up in a conservative, traditional Catholic household and going to school in ultra-liberal Humboldt State University, I consider myself moderate on most issues. Ultimately, I believe in fairness, equality and respect for our diverse communities.
Religion: I was born, baptized and raised Catholic and went to Catholic schools throughout elementary school. I am a practicing Catholic, but I have respect and admiration for all religions.
Local Hot-Button Issues: The people of Glendora care very much about their communities, especially education. Glendora's school district is one of the best in southern California. Residents also care about local development and how their community is affected by new growth.